June 9, 2016

Live Comedy Show Listings for New York City: June 9 – June 15, 2016

New York Live Comedy listings for the week of June 9 – June 15, 2016.  Curated by Christine Marie Evans and Emily Cohen. Scroll down to submit […]
May 31, 2016

Big Jay Oakerson to Be Next Guest on Unmasked Series with Ron Bennington

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has had a massive year and it's about to get bigger with today's announcement that he will be the next guest on Ron Bennington's prestigious comedy interview series, Unmasked.
May 27, 2016

Norton, Florentine and McFarlane Race For Points

Who do you cheer for on @midnight when three of the funniest comics in New York hit Los Angeles to enter the point zone?
May 23, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of May 23, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, May 23, 2016.  Everyone […]
May 23, 2016

Leslie Jones Comes Out for Gilda’s Club, Dice Packs Out Theater Plus Podfest NYC, Michael Ian Black Tapes a New Show and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene in Astoria, New Jersey, Podfest NYC, and the Friars Club
March 30, 2016

Anthony Cumia Headed to Rehab

Today on the Anthony Cumia Show, radio/podcast host Anthony Cumia announced that he is taking a one month break from his show, during the month of April, to attend an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
March 1, 2016

Comedy in Cleveland: The (Mostly) Complete Oral History

Ramon Rivas II is a stand up comedian and eminent Latino from Cleveland, OH, but his role in Cleveland comedy goes way beyond either of those two descriptions. He is the latest in a short list of dedicated comedy personalities to take on the unofficial role of keeping the comedy scene vibrant in Cleveland. He was featured in the documentary 'Make Fun' and has been lauded in festivals and competitions all over the United States, and now he's created this brilliant oral history of his city, with commentary from club owners past and present, big personalities and comedy stars including Sinbad, Dave Hill, Jim Tewes and two dozen others.
February 1, 2016

Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Gottfried Pay Tribute to Abe Vigoda, the Impractical Jokers Take Over Radio City, We Head to Florida and More!

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Radio City Music Hall, and took a trip to FLA to check out comedy in Boca and Miami.
December 31, 2015

Wisconsin Man Throws Bottle When Bartender Trades Black Sabbath For Christmas Music

A man was arrested for causing a scene at Farm Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin. The man was so upset when the bartender turned off Black Sabbath for Christmas Music that he chugged his Budweiser,
December 25, 2015

The Comedians Call It! 25 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing in 2016

All week we’ve written about the very best in comedy in 2015, and from now until the 31st, we'll continue to congratulate the best comedy created this year. But let's be honest, it's all ancient history. What really matters is, who is going to kill on stage in 2016. We've got some ideas of our own but we like to go directly to the source on this one, so we asked some of our favorite comedian and asked them who is going to crush, kill and break out in 2016.
December 1, 2015

Jim Florentine F*cks Up Chad Zumock’s Marketing Plan

All Chad wanted was an endorsement from his famous friend. Thanks Jim.
November 17, 2015

Jim Florentine and Don Jameson are Back On the Phone and They’re Terrorizing Telemarketers

Seven years after the release of their last joint phone prank album, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine are together again, and they're taking calls.
November 10, 2015

Enjoying the New York Comedy Festival: The Definitive Guide

We cover the country, but New York's our home, so it's an exciting week when the New York Comedy Festival comes around. It's unlike any other festival in the country. It's gigantic, but it's also decidedly unfestival-like because it's spread out through the entire city without a central focal point. Any week of the year there is a massive festival-worthy list of great comedy happening in New York City so by the time you add in a few extra headlining events, what you really have is a gigantic list of impossible choices and tough decisions.
November 5, 2015

The Filtered Excellence: November 5, 2015

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this weeks picks of the best things to watch, the most interesting things to do, great things to try, the best picks to read, our favorite things to listen to and more
July 16, 2015

Apatow, Hader and Schumer Interviews Anchor a Trainwreck Takeover Weekend on SiriusXM

This Friday Trainwreck hits theaters and in honor of all of the great stand up talent that is showcased in the film, The Bennington show is doing a Raw Dog takeover featuring all of the stand up comics who are in the movie.
July 6, 2015

NY Post Gives Jim Florentine Divorce the JLO Treatment

Jim Florentine's professional life has been on quite a roll lately.
April 14, 2015

Thinking About Otto Petersen One Year After His Death

It's been one year since we learned that Otto Petersen, of the famed comedy ventriloquism duo Otto and George, passed away. Not only was Otto a tremendous comedian, but there was so much more to him even beyond his act that might not be apparent to fans who went to see his comedy.
March 11, 2015

That Metal Show 14th Season Underway and Don Jamieson is Excited

“That Metal Show” is back for its 14th season, and Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson are back on stage chilling out with a “Who’s Who” of heavy metal royalty. Jamieson says he’s excited for the new season … but that’s nothing new.
March 11, 2015

Jim Florentine Stars as an Unlicensed Therapist in Brand New Webseries

Take a hike Dr. Phil, starting March 17th you will be able to get yourself some bad therapy vicariously by watching Jim Florentine give bad advice to a slew of comedians playing themselves. Jim’s unique therapeutic methods include not caring at all about his clients, drinking cans of PBR, and getting annoyed. In the first series of 7 episodes, Jim’s mental patients seek guidance on such topics as couples therapy, job advice, religion, prostitution, moral dilemmas, cheating, and lower intestinal problems.
March 2, 2015

Big Jon Stewart News Plus, Major Celebrities Attend Colin Quinn’s Premiere Screening of Cop Show and The Night of Too Many Stars Has TOO MANY STARS!

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from Colin Quinn's star studded premiere, the Night of Too Many Stars, Gotham and more...
February 17, 2015

Can Judd Apatow Help Amy Schumer Go Mainstream?

Amy Schumer is one of Comedy Central’s top stars and will be hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in April. Schumer is a headliner in comedy circles, but she still hasn’t managed to break through to mainstream audiences. That figures to change this summer with the release of Trainwreck, written by Schumer. Starmaker Judd Apatow, is on board as director and producer.
February 13, 2015

This Week Around the Industry in Comedy Stories from Tribeca Film, Justin Willman, and Skinny Sundays Rides Off Into the Sunset

The stories and news people talk about around the industry when the club closes and they’re sitting at the bar….
February 12, 2015

Third Annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit: What You Missed

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. Tonight, a special extra report, from the Third Annual Patrice O'Neal Benefit at City Center in New York City.
January 30, 2015

The Funniest People on the Planet Make The Funniest Predictions in the Universe for Football’s Biggest Game of the Year

As always we are collaborating with the Ron and Fez Show for super bowl to bring you fun, prizes, and super good times. As part of that excitement, 29 of the funniest comedians on the planet made 29 of the funniest predictions in the Universe for football's biggest game of the year, which we may or may not be able to refer to as (dun-dun dunnnnn) The Super Bowl. You can hear them on Ron and Fez's special, or you can read and listen to them right here on The IBang. Let us know in the comments who you are picking and what score you are forseeing. Good luck, and may the team that scores the most points win.
January 7, 2015

Hypnotist Thief Robs Store Owner

A hypnotist thief reportedly put London wine seller Aftab Haider into a trance before robbing him.
December 31, 2014

The Very Best of 2014 on The IBang

It's been a tremendous year of change for all of us. At the end of our first year devoted full time to comedy, we wanted to thank everyone who has helped the site grow. The contributors, the developers, the writers, readers and commenters, and everyone who helps us out by retweeting, posting on other sites and boards, we can't thank you enough. We have big plans for 2015 to continue and grow and hope you'll all stick around.
December 29, 2014

Nine Great Artists Share Their Memories of Nine Incredible Comedic Talents

2014 was a year where comedy news dominated the headlines regularly, and that was in no small part because we lost so many comedy legends this year. The empty spaces at the comedy dias this year are large and unfillable. Literal legends, people who created modern comedy who we were lucky enough to have in our midst just a year ago like Joan Rivers, Sid Ceaser, David Brenner, Mike Nichols and Robin Williams, are no longer here. We also lost younger brilliant comics who should have had decades ahead of them, like John Pinette, Otto Petersen, and Tim Wilson. All eight of these tremendous talents have left behind great work for this generation and future generations to enjoy for years to come.